Day: November 5, 2018

Wind farm 'predator' effect hits ecosystems: study

Wind farm ‘predator’ effect hits ecosystems: study

November 5, 2018 11:56 pm

Paris: Wind farms act as a top “predator” in some ecosystems, harming birds at the top of the food chain and triggering a knock-on effect overlooked by green energy advocates, scientists said Monday. Wind is the fastest-growing renewable energy sector, supplying around four per cent of global electricity demand. Close to 17 million hectares — an area roughly the size of Tunisia — is currently used […]

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Crime Branch begins probe into death of big cat in Odisha

Crime Branch begins probe into death of big cat in Odisha

November 5, 2018 11:46 pm

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police Monday began investigation into the death of a big cat at Debrigarh forest in Baragarh district, officials said. A four-member Crime Branch team visited the site from where the highly decomposed carcass of the animal was recovered on October 29, the team leader DSP Bilasini Nayak said. “We visited the site where the animal was killed and dumped. […]

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Air pollution may up heart, lung disease risk: Study

Tourists cutting short Delhi visit, say air quality bad

November 5, 2018 11:37 pm

New Delhi: Tourists, including foreigners, visiting Delhi ahead of Diwali on Monday complained of having a tough time due to increasing air pollution as a thick haze engulfed the city, with some even cutting short their trips citing health concerns. Some of them said pollution masks were proving ineffective as the air quality has turned “severe”, forcing them to visit hospitals to seek treatment for breathlessness, […]

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South Korean first lady meets PM, interacts with school students

South Korean first lady meets PM, interacts with school students

November 5, 2018 11:26 pm

New Delhi: South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook met Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday as they discussed ways to promote people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. Kim is visiting India at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi and she will be the chief guest at the ‘Deepotsav’ event being organised by the Uttar Pradesh government and the ground-breaking ceremony of the new memorial of queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya […]

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CBI officer's allegations 'baseless and malicious': Union minister Haribhai Chaudhary

N Ram to be awarded with ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ by PCI

November 5, 2018 9:59 pm

New Delhi: Veteran journalist and Hindu publishing group chairman N Ram has been chosen for the prestigious Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award, presented by the Press Council of India, for his outstanding contribution towards journalism, the council announced Monday. The award will be presented on November 16 on the occasion of the National Press Day. In a statement, the Press Council of India (PCI) also announced other […]

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Bengaluru student to get $400,000 prize for self, teacher, school

November 5, 2018 9:50 pm

Bengaluru : Sixteen-year old Samay Godika, a city school student, will receive USD 400,000 in educational prizes for himself, his teacher and his school, as he emerged winner in the fourth annual “Breakthrough Junior Challenge”, a global science video competition. The US-based Breakthrough Prize announced Godika, a junior at the National Public School-Koramangala here, as the winner of […]

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Former Tata Group executive Anjuli Pandit plan to petition NCW

#MeToo: Assam policewoman accuses IPS officer of sexual

November 5, 2018 9:03 pm

Guwahati : A senior Assam police official is the latest to be caught in the ongoing #MeToo storm after he was accused of sexually harassing his junior colleague. Majuli (HQ) Additional Superintendent of Police LeenaDoley has charged Additional Director General (Law and Order) Mukesh Agarwal with sexual misconduct six years back. Agarwal could not be contacted for his reaction. “I am a survivor of […]

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Iranians feeling US sanctions 'in their bones'

Iranians feeling US sanctions ‘in their bones’

November 5, 2018 8:51 pm

Tehran: The latest round of US sanctions on Iran’s vital oil industry may have just started on Monday but some Iranians say they have already become a basic fact of life. “I don’t need the news to tell me that sanctions have started, I am feeling them in my bones,” said Farzad, a 65-year-old pensioner. […]

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France bans popular pesticide suspected of sickening dozens

France bans popular pesticide suspected of sickening dozens

November 5, 2018 8:27 pm

Paris: French health authorities announced Monday a permanent ban on a widely used pesticide, after alarms were raised when several dozen people fell ill in western France recently. The ANSES health security agency said the decision to outlaw all products containing metam sodium came after a new safety review launched earlier this year — before […]

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School bus crushes 60-yr old man to death in Bhagalpur

School bus crushes 60-yr old man to death in Bhagalpur

November 5, 2018 7:28 pm

Bhagalpur: A 60 year-old man was crushed to death by a school bus near Vikramshila excavation site in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district on Monday. All the 20 children of the school bus are safe and have been sent to their homes, Kahalgaon Sub-Divisional Police Officer(SDPO) Dilnawaz Ahmad said. The deceased has been identified as Prasadi Paswan […]

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